Do Republicans Feel Any Remorse for Screwing Over Sick Kids?
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This post, written by Bill Scher, originally appeared on Tom Paine
The morning after 159 congresspeople voted against the people's will, and sought to deny more health insurance for kids, might they be feeling any regrets?
Democrats have been handed what could be a powerful issue going into an election year in which health care ranks at the top of voters' domestic concerns. The bill got 45 Republican votes in the House--a sharp increase from the five who supported the original House version of the bill and more than some of its sponsors expected. That isn't much consolation to all those children, though. Which is why Nancy Pelosi vows this won't be the end of it[.]
Furthermore, a TPM Election Central report on a new Democracy Corps poll will strike more fear in conservative hearts:
The poll finds that voters side with Dems on the issue by 60%-35%; that independents want the program expanded by a 34-point margin, 62%-28%; and that voters in Republican-held districts also overwhelmingly favor the expansion, 55%-39%.
Bill Scher is the executive editor of LiberalOasis.com and the online writer/editor for Campaign for America's Future . He is the author of Wait! Don't Move To Canada!: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy to Win Back America , a weekly contributor to Air America Radio's The Sam Seder Show and a fellow at the Commonweal Institute .